Pakistan

LHC dismisses Ayaz Sadiq's plea against election tribunal hearing

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition of Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq against election tribunal proceedings, ARY News reported.

LHC single bench comprises of Justice Ijazul Hassan, declared the petition as non-maintainable.

The petition was seeking cancellation of the proceedings of the election tribunal hearing Imran Khan’s election petition against election of Ayaz Sadiq from the National Assembly constituency NA-122.

Speaker Ayaz Sadiq in his petition pleaded that rival candidate Imran Khan didn’t fulfill the legal requirements and had requested cancellation of the proceedings of the election tribunal.

The counsel of Imran Khan argued that the high court could not issue orders over the proceedings of election tribunal.

The bench declared the petition non-maintainable and stated that in the light of a decision of the full bench of the court, high court could not hear cases against decision of an election tribunal and advised the petitioner to take the matter to the election commission.

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